Holidays are busy times, and it's hard to think of ideas to celebrate them each year. Here's some easy ways to honor the coming of spring this equinox! Source: Easy Ways to Celebrate the Spring Equinox | Molly Khan
"...What we know is that Ostara (or Eostre) is a Germanic Goddess of the Dawn, who may or may not have been associated with Spring. The early English Christian monk Bede (673 – 735) is our only source for the connection, which is where the English name for the Christian holy day Easter comes from..." … Continue reading 8 Things to do for Ostara as a Solitary Pagan | John Beckett
A book to interest our readers and us.
I think that I may be a merfolk.
An accessible in-depth guide to Celtic water lore, including spells, rituals, water spirits, and merfolk
Let Annwyn Avalon, a practicing water witch herself, take you into the world of water magic. The water magic and lore in this book focuses on the Celtic tradition, but draws on other water magic traditions as well, and features rainwater, as well as lakes, rivers, oceans, canals, swamps, and other watery locations, together with the folk and magical customs that have been and are still practiced at these places. The book teaches the reader how to set up a water altar at home, how to connect with water spirits, and how to gather or create water witch tools. Readers are encouraged to visit local water sites but will also find an abundance of material to perform at home. Included are practical examples, visualizations, and exercises so…
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Space has power. It either resonates with you, or it doesn’t. Like everything in life, the spaces around us are imbued with energy. Have you ever walked into a room of people and felt the energy to be heavy, stressful or suffocating? In contrast, you might have walked into a temple or religious chapel and … Continue reading How to Build a Sacred Altar For Meditation and Spiritual Practice ⋆ LonerWolf
Excellent explanation! We have all been brainwashed with the meanings of certain words... *** The expression "a witch that can't hex, can't heal" is often offered as a counterpoint to sayings like "harm none," but what [...] Source: The Truth Of “A Witch That Can’t Hex, Can’t Heal” | Hexing and Healing
One of my favorite celebrations (and there are many) featured on the Wheel of the Year is Imbolc or Saint Brigid's Day in the Gaelic tradition. This holiday is celebrated February 1st or 2nd of each year. I like to celebrate both days. In America, this is also Ground Hogs day and I've also heard … Continue reading Imbolc, Brigid, & the Coming of Spring
I'm a stone freak! Seriously, ever since I was a child, I loved picking up rocks, pebbles, stones - any rock that caught my attention. I've always recognized exceptional magic in stones. They speak to me. I wish I could capture the sparkling mica in this stone (above) with my camera. I've tried numerous times … Continue reading Walking with the Stone Spirits
An ancient Winter ritual from all over Bulgaria, the Kukeri are masked figures who divert the evil eye, and as they dance through villages they also promote fertility and prosperity for the coming year. So old no one knows when it started, the Kukeri dancers survived the Ottoman empire and Soviet Russia. Read the article … Continue reading Kukeri of Bulgaria
Yule log burning: Pixabay.com I want to wish you all a Blessed YULE! Today is the celebration of the Winter Solstice when we celebrate the shortest day and longest night of the year in the northern hemisphere. Witchology.com shares the history of the winter solstice. The Winter Sabbat One of the eight Sabbats of Witchcraft, … Continue reading Celebrating the Winter Solstice: Have a Blessed Yule